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A Look At Kimberly-Clark’s Health Care Business

by Trefis Team
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) is one of the world’s top producers of professional and consumer tissue, baby care non-wovens, female hygiene care, adult incontinence care and disposable healthcare products. The company sells its products i...
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Showtime Will Continue To Drive Growth For CBS’ Cable Operations

by Trefis Team
CBS Corporation ‘s (NYSE:CBS) cable networks have seen phenomenal growth over the past few years primarily driven by the success of its Showtime networks. Shows such as Homeland and Dexter have done well in the past and new programming such...
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Urban Outfitters To Debut In Hong Kong; Mainland China Likely To Be Next Stop

by Trefis Team
As growing competition from fast fashion brands and a consumer spending pullback continue to trouble  Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) in the U.S., it has turned its attention to international expansion. A recent note published in the South China M...
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DirecTV’s Latin America Operations See Continued Subscriber Growth But Declining Currencies Stall ARPU Growth

by Trefis Team
DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is one of the largest pay-TV operators in Latin America with more than 12 million subscribers and it has been growing at an average rate of 25% annually over the past few years. The pay-TV business in Latin America, accounts ...
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Wal-Mart’s Answer To Dollar Chain Bidding War: Rebrand Express To Neighborhood

by Trefis Team
The world’s largest retailer,  Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), recently unveiled plans to rebrand its Express stores to Neighborhood Markets in an attempt to have a more uniform approach towards its small store strategy. The company has been aggressiv...
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Oracle Q1’15 Preview: Key Trends We Expect

by Trefis Team
The world’s largest database software vendor, Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL), is scheduled to release its fiscal Q1’15 results on September 18, after markets close. (Fiscal years end with May.)  Last quarter (Q4’14), Oracle missed est...
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Rite Aid’s Q2’15 Earnings Preview: Gross Margin To Remain Under Pressure

by Trefis Team
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), the third largest drugstore chain in the U.S., will release its Q2 2015 earnings on September 18. Fiscal 2014 (ended February) was the company’s second profitable year in more than five years as it benefited from its ongoing...
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ArcelorMittal To Sell Off Interest In Gallatin Steel Company As Part Of Efforts To Deleverage

by Trefis Team
ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) and its joint venture partner in Gallatin Steel Company, Gerdau Ameristeel, have announced that the two companies are selling their respective 50% interests in Gallatin to Nucor Corporation for a total cash consideration o...
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Anheuser’s Domestic Beer Volumes To Remain Weak In The Near Term,

by Trefis Team
The combination of InBev and the American brewer Anheuser-Busch in 2008 resulted in the formation of  Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), which controls over one-fifth of the global beer volumes. The acquisition expanded the company’s operatio...
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Abbott Looks To Boost Vision Care Product Sales With New Plant In Malaysia

by Trefis Team
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) recently announced that it will invest $60 million in an intraocular lens (IOL) manufacturing plant in Malaysia. IOLs are lenses which are implanted in the eye during the treatment of cataracts. The company expects ...
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Study Shows Medtronic’s CoreValve TAVR Device Has Consistent And Cost Effective Performance

by Trefis Team
Medtronic, Inc. ‘s (NYSE: MDT) CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system continues to provide efficient treatment at two years for extreme-risk patients, the company announced at the ongoing Transcatheter Cardiovascular...
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What’s Driving Halliburton’s Deepwater Business?

by Trefis Team
Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), the world’s second largest oilfield services company, has been focusing on three key sectors of the oilfield services market – unconventional plays, deepwater and mature fields – to drive growth. The company no...
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America’s Best Cyber Thug Defense System

by Marty Biancuzzo
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program America’s Best Cyber Thug Defense System By Marty Biancuzzo, Chief Technology Analyst   In Monday’s issue, I warned that the world is on high alert from an increasing for...
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Why I’m More Excited About the Food Sector Than Apple’s Latest Products

by George Leong, B.Comm.
Submitted by Profit Confidential as part of our   contributors program Why I’m More Excited About the Food Sector Than Apple’s Latest Products While the entire world was waiting for and anticipating the next-generation “iPhone 6” from Apple ...
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Perfect Storm for Thermal Coal Brewing

by Tim Maverick
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program Perfect Storm for Thermal Coal Brewing By Tim Maverick, Staff Writer   Thermal coal has been one of the weakest-performing commodities for the past two years, but not for...
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